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This is a discussion on Lowering Springs within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; The guy i bought my car from put Eibach Sportsline lowering springs on and front monroe struts. He wasn't for ...

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    The guy i bought my car from put Eibach Sportsline lowering springs on and front monroe struts. He wasn't for sure on how low? First question are all the springs for eibach sportsline for the camaro the same, as in are they adjustable on how low you want. He had it set at 1 1/2 he thought. I need to get an alignment done on the car as soon as the weather gets better. Does the shop doing the aligment need to know how low they are set or can they check that out and see for sure figure all that out to get me the best alginment.
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    I do not believe they are adjustable. I have never heard of springs being adjustable only the shocks or struts. The sportlines are the lowest drop Eibach offers for the Fbody and I think they are almost 2 inches. I could be wrong. I have the Prokit on my SS and it was a little more than an inch front and rear.

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    I believe they're more like 2.25".

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    Eibach's are not adjustable, i think ground control uses them with any shock you want as a coilover set up maybe thats what he has on the car otherwise its non adjustable.
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    So the guys at the suspension shop "should" be able to figure it out? There is only one place here inl Lincoln and its for big straight trucks and cemis. Its the only place in town with a drive on lift. I tried at a couple tire places and the car is just to low. I like the way it looks and feels, its just to touchy at higher speeds 60-75. If you had to swerve to miss something you would be screwed.

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    you may need new rear shocks, sounds like its not planted very well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky 13 View Post
    you may need new rear shocks, sounds like its not planted very well
    Also i had forgot to mention that a alignment was never done on the car, its only had 900 miles put on total, with him and i owning it, according to the title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eymana View Post
    Also i had forgot to mention that a alignment was never done on the car, its only had 900 miles put on total, with him and i owning it, according to the title.
    That's not good.. You should really get an alignment done ASAP after lowering a car, especially when using extreme drops like the Sportline series.. An alignment costs much less than buying new tires.. Do you know if your car has an aftermarket adjustable panhard bar installed? If the previous owner didn't even get the car aligned after the drop, chances are he didn't install a panhard bar either.. Once you get the alignment done, it will drive much better..

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaceMyLS1 View Post
    That's not good.. You should really get an alignment done ASAP after lowering a car, especially when using extreme drops like the Sportline series.. An alignment costs much less than buying new tires.. Do you know if your car has an aftermarket adjustable panhard bar installed? If the previous owner didn't even get the car aligned after the drop, chances are he didn't install a panhard bar either.. Once you get the alignment done, it will drive much better..
    Haven't had any problem with the tires yet, ive only put 400 miles on it.I doubt that he put one on, what is a panhard bar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eymana View Post
    Haven't had any problem with the tires yet, ive only put 400 miles on it.I doubt that he put one on, what is a panhard bar?
    When we lower our vehicles, the rear axle tends to shift over to one side (usually a couple of inches). An adjustable Panhard Bar is used to re-center everything.. Even bone stock from factory, the rear isn't centered perfectly..
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaceMyLS1 View Post
    When we lower our vehicles, the rear axle tends to shift over to one side (usually a couple of inches). An adjustable Panhard Bar is used to re-center everything.. Even bone stock from factory, the rear isn't centered perfectly..
    Kinda tight on money with a baby on the way, should i buy the same kind of shocks for the back, i have monroes on the front? Anything else besides a panhard bar for the rear? thanks

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    The most important you need to do is get it aligned, tell them you want the camber as close to the same on both side as possible other wise they'll just set it within factory specs. As far as a PHB that can wait, unless your tires are rubbing. Also If your car still has the rear bumpstop spacers installed remove them, all they're doing is limiting your suspension travel, and save up for some good rear shocks.

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    Dropped the car..what to do now?

    When you drop an fbody 2 things are going to happen in the back that you need to address:

    1. The rear end is going to shift to one side. To correct this, you need an adjustable panhard rod. The best ones for the price are the Spohn units we sell.

    2. Your lower control arms will no longer be parallel to the ground. This is going to affect your traction. To fix this, look at the Spohn LCA relocation brackets we sell. They have multiple bolt hole positions which will even allow you to improve your pinion angle and increase traction beyond what you had stock.
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